2010–11 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

2010–11 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

2010–11 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
Men's basketball team in a pre-game huddle on the court
Conference Big Ten Conference
2010–11 record 21–14 (9–9, T-4th Big Ten)
Head coach John Beilein
Assistant coach Jeff Meyer
Assistant coach LaVall Jordan
Assistant coach Bacari Alexander
MVP Darius Morris
Captain Zack Novak
Captain Stu Douglass
Home arena Crisler Arena
2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Ohio State 16 2   .889     34 3   .919
#13 Purdue 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
#16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Illinois 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Penn State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Michigan State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Minnesota 6 12   .333     17 14   .548
Iowa 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Indiana 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
2011 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2011[1]; Rankings from AP Poll[2]

The 2010–11 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represents the University of Michigan during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was coached by John Beilein. The team played its home games in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the Crisler Arena, which has a capacity of 13,751, for the forty-fourth consecutive year.[3] This season marked the team's ninety-fourth consecutive year as a member of the Big Ten Conference.[4] The team witnessed the departure of its four tallest players and two leading scorers from the prior season. The incoming class featured the sons of two former National Basketball Association players (Tim Hardaway and Tito Horford) and the younger brother of a current one (Al Horford). Additionally Joe Dumars' son Jordan transferred to the team and Glenn Robinson's son, Glenn Robinson III verbally committed to the class of 2012. The season was marked by close losses against numerous highly ranked teams.

Although the team began with a 1–6 record in conference play, they rebounded to finish with a 9–9 conference mark. This put them in a four-way tie for fourth and earned them a number four seed in the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. For the fifth consecutive year they won their first game in the tournament, but lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Ohio State. They also earned a number eight seed in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they logged a record-setting performance in the first game, but lost in their second game (in the round of 32).

The team was captained by Zack Novak, who became one of the forty Academic All-American finalists for the second year in a row, and Stu Douglass. The team was also led by Darius Morris and Tim Hardaway, Jr. who earned third team and honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition, respectively. Hardaway was one of two unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman selections. Hardaway set the school freshman single-season record for three-point shots made and Morris set the school single-season record for assists. Hardaway was selected to the 2011 Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America team.

On NCAA Tournament selection Sunday, The Fab Five aired and comments it contained brought attention to issues of race in sports and education and the Duke–Michigan rivalry. Past Duke and Michigan players traded barbs in leading national newspapers. The teams met in the 2011 NCAA tournament the following week with Duke prevailing.

Contents

  • 2010–11 incoming team members 1
    • 2011–12 team recruits 1.1
  • Roster 2
  • Offseason 3
  • Accolades 4
    • Honors and awards 4.1
    • Records 4.2
  • Regular season 5
  • Postseason 6
  • Schedule and results 7
  • Statistics 8
  • Team players drafted into the NBA 9
  • Notes 10
  • External links 11

2010–11 incoming team members

The 2010–11 Wolverines saw assistant coach John Mahoney be replaced by Bacari Alexander. Alexander had most recently been an assistant for Western Michigan.[5] Jerry Dunn, who took a leave of absence in December of the prior season, was replaced by Jeff Meyer who had filled in for him on an interim basis.[6] Mike Jackson left the Michigan basketball program to join rival Purdue and was replaced by LaVall Jordan, who previously served as an assistant coach for Iowa.[7]

The team lost its four tallest contributors from the prior season:

  • M Go Blue page
  • ESPN page
  • stats @ ESPN

External links

  1. ^ "Big Ten Standings - 2010-11". ESPN. Retrieved March 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  3. ^ University of Michigan & Host Interactive. Crisler Arena; 2007-08-14 [archived 2008-05-24; Retrieved 2008-11-15].
  4. ^ 2007-08 Men's Basketball Media Guide. University of Michigan; 2007. p. 190.
  5. ^ "Alexander Named Assistant Coach for Wolverines".  
  6. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2010-04-09). "Michigan basketball assistant coaches John Mahoney, Jerry Dunn leaving; Jeff Meyer promoted".  
  7. ^ "Jordan Named Assistant Coach for Wolverines". University of Michigan. 2010-06-09. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  8. ^ "Michigan's Harris entering NBA draft".  
  9. ^ "2010-05-03".  
  10. ^ Rothstein, Mike (2010-03-26). "Forward Jon Horford of Grand Ledge commits to Michigan basketball team".  
  11. ^ a b "Wolverines Add Horford to the 2010-11 Class of Signees".  
  12. ^ a b Rothstein, Michael (2010-04-14). "Forward Jon Horford officially signs letter of intent to attend Michigan".  
  13. ^ Snyder, Mark (2009-11-11). "Michigan signs ex-NBA All-Star Tim Hardaway's son".  
  14. ^ Rothstein, Mike (2010-04-14). "2010-05-03".  
  15. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2010-01-04). "Jordan Dumars enrolls at Michigan".  
  16. ^ "Forward Dumars Transfers to Michigan". MGoBlue.com.  
  17. ^ Burkhardt, Dylan (2010-09-14). "Glenn Robinson III to Michigan". UMHoops.com. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  18. ^ Burkhardt, Dylan (2011-03-26). "Nick Stauskas Commits to Michigan". UMHoops.com. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  19. ^ "Lucas-Perry Dismissed from Program". MGoBlue.com.  
  20. ^ "Michigan Ends Exhibition Tour with Victory over Mons". MGoBlue.com.  
  21. ^ a b c d "Big Ten Announces Winter Academic All-Conference Teams".  
  22. ^ a b c d "Men's Basketball".  
  23. ^ "Morris Takes Home Team MVP at End-of-the-Season Banquet".  
  24. ^ "No. 10 Syracuse hangs on to advance to title game in Atlantic City".  
  25. ^ a b "Michigan 69, Clemson 61".  
  26. ^ "Michigan 75, Utah 64".  
  27. ^ "Michigan Wolverines Schedule - 2006-07".  
  28. ^ "Stu Douglass rallies Michigan past Harvard".  
  29. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com.  
  30. ^ a b "Bryant U 71 (1-10, 0-1 NEC): Michigan 87 (10-2, 9-0 home)".  
  31. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com.  
  32. ^ a b "Michigan and Ohio State Claim Weekly Conference Honors: Michigan and Ohio State earn conference recognition".  
  33. ^ "No. 3 Kansas blows lead but tops Michigan in overtime".  
  34. ^ "Ohio State stays unbeaten after holding back Michigan".  
  35. ^ "2011 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings - Week 11 (Jan. 17)".  
  36. ^ a b c "Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State Earn Conference Recognition: Michigan's Darius Morris and Penn State's Talor Battle share Player of the Week while Ohio State's Jared Sullinger earns Freshman of the Week honors.".  
  37. ^ "Michigan 61 (12-9, 2-6 Big Ten); Michigan St 57 (12-8, 4-4 Big Ten)".  
  38. ^ "Michigan beats Michigan State in East Lansing for first time since 1997".  
  39. ^ "Michigan 87, Iowa 73".  
  40. ^ "Top-ranked Ohio State fights off rival Michigan to improve to 23-0".  
  41. ^ "Josh Gasser's 3-pointer at the buzzer lets No. 12 Wisconsin escape".  
  42. ^ "Capital One Academic All-District ® Men’s Basketball Teams Released".  
  43. ^ "Northwestern 66 (14-9, 4-8 Big Ten); Michigan 75 (15-10, 5-7 Big Ten)".  
  44. ^ "Indiana 69 (12-14, 3-10 Big Ten); Michigan 73 (16-10, 6-7 Big Ten)".  
  45. ^ "Wisconsin and Michigan Receive Men's Basketball Weekly Honors: Wisconsin's Jordan Taylor earns Player of the Week; Michigan's Tim Hardaway receives Freshman of the Week honors.".  
  46. ^ "Purdue and Michigan Garner Weekly Basketball Awards: Purdue's E'Twaun Moore earns Player of the Week while Tim Hardaway, Jr. was tabbed Freshman of the Week.".  
  47. ^ "Michigan 75 (17-11, 7-8 Big Ten); Iowa 72 (10-17, 3-12 Big Ten)".  
  48. ^ "Michigan 52 (16-11, 6-8 Big Ten); Illinois 54 (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten)".  
  49. ^ a b "Purdue and Michigan Garner Conference Recognition: Purdue's JaJuan Johnson earns Player of the Week while Michigan's Tim Hardaway, Jr. was tabbed Freshman of the Week.".  
  50. ^ a b "(12) Wisconsin 53 (21-6, 11-4 Big Ten); Michigan 52 (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten)".  
  51. ^ a b "Michigan 70 (18-12, 8-9 Big Ten); Minnesota 63 (17-11, 6-10 Big Ten)".  
  52. ^ "Michigan beats Michigan State for second time this season".  
  53. ^ "Big Ten Releases All-Big Ten Teams: Purdue's Johnson named Player of the Year".  
  54. ^ "2010-11 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team".  
  55. ^ "National Association of Basketball Coaches Announces 2011 Division I All-District Teams" (PDF).  
  56. ^ Wells, Brad (2011-03-06). "2011 Big Ten Men's College Basketball Tournament: Bracket And Schedule". SBNation. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  57. ^ "Tiebreaking Procedures: 2011 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament".  
  58. ^ "Big Ten Announces Bracket For 2011 Men's Basketball Tournament: Ohio State earns No. 1 seed for fifth time in tournament history".  
  59. ^ "Michigan digs out of deficit to reach Big Ten semis".  
  60. ^ "Jared Sullinger notches double-double as Buckeyes head to Big Ten final".  
  61. ^ a b "Ohio State-Michigan Postgame Notes".  
  62. ^ "2011 NCAA tournament selections".  
  63. ^ "Michigan catches fire to start second half in rout of Tennessee".  
  64. ^ Wyrot, Tom (2011-03-18). "Postgame Notes: Michigan 75, Tennessee 45". MGoBlue.  
  65. ^ a b "Postgame Notes: #3 Duke 73, Michigan 71".  
  66. ^ "Blue Devils outlast Michigan to reach Sweet 16, give Mike Krzyzewski win No. 900".  
  67. ^ Reid, Jason (2011-03-13). "Jalen Rose’s comments on race in ESPN documentary are misguided".  
  68. ^ "Hill Takes Issue In Fab Five Flap".  
  69. ^ Hill, Grant (2011-03-16). "Grant Hill’s Response to Jalen Rose".  
  70. ^ Uncle Tom' Remark Exposes Pain in Black Community"'".  
  71. ^ "2010-11 Big Ten Conference: Conference Basketball Statistics".  
  72. ^ "The 2011 Freshmen All-America team".  
  73. ^ "Darius Morris asks for draft advice".  
  74. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2011-05-04). "Darius Morris officially leaves Michigan basketball for shot in the NBA".  
  75. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2011-05-04). "Analysis: 5 reasons Darius Morris is making the right decision to leave Michigan for the NBA".  
  76. ^ Snyder, Mark (2011-05-04). "Michigan's Darius Morris to remain in NBA draft".  
  77. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2011-06-23). "Los Angeles native Darius Morris chosen by hometown Lakers in second round of NBA Draft".  
  78. ^ Snyder, Mark (2011-05-12). "Keith Appling, Tim Hardaway Jr. invited to USA Basketball U-19 tryouts".  
  79. ^ Rothstein, Michael (2011-06-12). "Michigan guard Tim Hardaway Jr. prepares for U-19 USA Basketball tryouts".  
  80. ^ "Tim Hardaway Jr. makes 12-man USA U19 roster, will play in Europe".  
  81. ^ "One prep player on U.S. U-19 team".  
  82. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page".  
  83. ^ "2011 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  84. ^ "2013 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 

Notes

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
2011 2 11 41 Darius Morris Los Angeles Lakers
2013 1 24 24 Tim Hardaway, Jr. New York Knicks

So far two players from this team have been selected in the NBA Draft.[83][84]

Team players drafted into the NBA

Name GP GS Min Avg FG FGA FG% 3FG 3FGA 3FG% FT FTA FT% OR DR RB Avg Ast Avg PF DQ TO Stl Blk Pts Avg
Darius Morris 35 34 1219 34.8 201 411 0.489 16 64 0.250 108 151 0.715 31 108 139 4.0 235 6.7 74 0 103 36 1 526 15.0
Tim Hardaway, Jr. 35 35 1075 30.7 159 379 0.420 76 207 0.367 91 119 0.765 27 106 133 3.8 59 1.7 68 0 45 34 5 485 13.9
Jordan Morgan 35 35 841 24.0 141 225 0.627 0 0 41 73 0.562 73 115 188 5.4 18 0.5 111 2 53 21 19 323 9.2
Zack Novak 35 35 1223 34.9 92 240 0.383 65 169 0.385 64 77 0.831 30 173 203 5.8 56 1.6 84 3 28 21 5 313 8.9
Stu Douglass 35 12 1065 30.4 97 238 0.408 53 148 0.358 3 13 0.231 17 87 104 3.0 59 1.7 62 0 42 24 9 250 7.1
Evan Smotrycz 35 24 623 17.8 77 192 0.401 45 118 0.381 20 29 0.690 23 58 81 2.3 24 0.7 84 3 31 17 9 219 6.3
Matt Vogrich 34 0 476 14.0 39 91 0.429 24 62 0.387 8 12 0.667 15 41 56 1.6 15 0.4 29 0 14 10 2 110 3.2
Jon Horford 29 0 196 6.8 22 46 0.478 1 8 0.125 13 18 0.722 18 40 58 2.0 3 0.1 40 0 10 1 11 58 2.0
Blake McLimans 25 0 135 5.4 13 41 0.317 1 19 0.053 2 2 1.000 9 11 20 0.8 4 0.2 16 0 3 3 8 29 1.2
Eso Akunne 16 0 40 2.5 3 7 0.429 1 3 0.333 0 1 0.000 0 5 5 0.3 4 0.3 3 0 1 0 0 7 0.4
Colton Christian 27 0 126 4.7 2 11 0.182 0 0 0 2 0.000 13 23 36 1.3 2 0.1 13 0 7 1 0 4 0.2
Josh Bartelstein 11 0 19 1.7 1 7 0.143 1 5 0.200 0 1 0.000 1 0 1 0.1 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.3
Corey Person 5 0 9 1.8 0 1 0.000 0 1 0.000 1 4 0.250 0 0 0 0.0 1 0.2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0.2
Darrick Ervin 3 0 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
TEAM 35 32 59 91 2.6 12
Season Total 35 847 1889 0.448 283 804 0.352 351 502 0.699 289 826 1115 31.9 480 13.7 587 8 351 168 69 2328 66.5
Opponents 35 795 1854 0.429 222 696 0.319 375 553 0.678 335 843 1178 33.7 451 12.9 580 409 150 100 2187 62.5
[82]The team posted the following statistics:

Statistics

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Points Leader Rebounds Leader Assists Leader Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/5/2010* 7:00 PM ET Saginaw Valley State Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN.com  18 - Darius Morris   15 - Morgan   2 - Douglass, Morris  W 68–59  8,470 NA
Non-conference Regular Season
11/13/10* 7:00pm South Carolina Upstate Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN.com  19 - Tim Hardaway, Jr. (1)   8 - Zack Novak (1)   4 - Morris (1)  W 66–35  7,632 1–0
11/18/10* 7:00pm Bowling Green Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan
(Legends Classic)
BTN  14 - Smotrycz (1)   8 - Novak (2), Morgan (1)   11 - Morris (2)  W 69–50  7,852 2–0
11/21/10* 2:00pm Gardner-Webb Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan
(Legends Classic)
BTN.com  21 - Morris (1)   8 - Morgan (2)   10 - Morris (3)  W 80–58  7,157 3–0
11/26/10* 8:00pm vs. #9/10 Syracuse Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Legends Classic Semifinals)
HDNet  11 - Douglass (1), Morgan (1)   8 - Morgan (3)   6 - Morris (4)  L 53–50  6,273 3–1
11/27/10* 5:30pm vs. UTEP Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(Legends Classic Third Place)
HDNet  20 - Morris (2)   7 - Morris (1)   4 - Morris (5)  L 65–56  5,273 3–2
11/30/10* 9:00pm at Clemson Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, South Carolina
(ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
ESPN2  18 - Smotrycz (2)   7 - Morris (2)   8 - Morris (6)  W 69–61  7,237 4–2
12/4/10* 1:00pm Harvard Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  19 - Douglass (2)   11 - Novak (3)   5 - Morris (7)  W 65–62  9,559 5–2
12/6/10* 7:30pm Concordia (Michigan) Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  23 - Morgan (2)   14 - Novak (4)   12 - Morris (8)  W 86–65  9,016 6–2
12/10/10* 6:30pm Utah Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  19 - Morris (3)   9 - Novak (5)   10 - Morris (9)  W 75–64  9,634 7–2
12/14/10* 7:00pm North Carolina Central Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  12 - Morris (4)   9 - Horford (1)   4 - Hardaway, Jr. (1)  W 64–44  8,740 8–2
12/18/10* 12:00pm Oakland Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan ESPN3  18 - Morris (5)   12 - Novak (6)   5 - Morris (10)  W 69–51  9,738 9–2
12/23/10* 6:00pm Bryant University Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  26 - Morris (6)   6 - Morgan (4), Morris (3)   12 - Morris (11)  W 87–71  8,758 10–2
Big Ten Regular Season
12/28/10 2:00pm #12/11 Purdue Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  15 - Douglass (3)   5 - Hardaway, Jr. (1), Novak (7)   6 - Morris (12)  L 80–57  13,751 10–3 (0–1)
1/2/11 4:00pm Penn State Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  20 - Morris (7)   9 - Morgan (5)   10 - Morris (13)  W 76–69  11,771 11–3 (1–1)
1/5/11 8:30pm at Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, Wisconsin BTN  15 - Zack Novak (1)   5 - Novak (8)   3 - Morris (14), Hardaway, Jr. (2), Douglass (1)  L 66–50  17,230 11–4 (1–2)
1/9/11* 4:30pm #3/3 Kansas Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan CBS  19 - Hardaway, Jr. (2)   11 - Novak (9)   7 - Morris (15)  L 67–60 OT 12,476 11–5 (1–2)
1/12/11 6:30pm #2/2 Ohio State Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  18 - Morris (8)   6 - Smotrycz (1)   8 - Morris (16)  L 68–64  11,994 11–6 (1–3)
1/15/11 8:00pm at Indiana Assembly HallBloomington, Indiana BTN  22 - Morris (9)   5 - Morgan (6)   7 - Morris (17)  L 61–80  17,168 11–7 (1–4)
1/18/11 9:00pm at Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, Illinois BTN  17 - Douglass (4)   7 - Hardaway, Jr. (3), Morgan (7)   4 - Morris (18)  L 60–74  5,192 11–8 (1–5)
1/22/11 7:00pm #15/19 Minnesota Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  20 - Hardaway, Jr. (3)   3 - Hardaway, Jr. (4), Novak (10)   6 - Douglass (2)  L 64–69  12,378 11–9 (1–6)
1/27/11 7:00pm at #25/NR Michigan State Breslin Student Events CenterEast Lansing, Michigan ESPN  19 - Novak (2)   8 - Hardaway, Jr. (5)   8 - Morris (19)  W 61–57  14,797 12–9 (2–6)
1/30/11 4:00pm Iowa Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  19 - Hardaway, Jr. (4)   10 - Morris (4)   11 - Morris (20)  W 87–73  12,978 13–9 (3–6)
2/3/11 7:00pm at #1/1 Ohio State Jerome Schottenstein CenterColumbus, Ohio ESPN  15 - Hardaway, Jr. (5)   6 - Novak (11)   4 - Morris (21)  L 62–53  18,809 13–10 (3–7)
2/6/11 12:00pm at Penn State Bryce Jordan CenterState College, Pennsylvania BTN  23 - Morris (10)   11 - Morgan (8)   3 - Morris (22), Douglass (3)  W 65–62  8,302 14–10 (4–7)
2/9/11 6:30pm Northwestern Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  27 - Morgan (3)   10 - Hardaway, Jr. (6)   7 - Morris (23)  W 75–66  10,198 15–10 (5–7)
2/12/11 4:00pm Indiana Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  26 - Hardaway, Jr. (6)   7 - Novak (12)   6 - Zack Novak (1)  W 73–69  13,751 16–10 (6–7)
2/16/11 8:30pm at Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, Illinois BTN  12 - Morgan (4)   8 - Novak (13)   7 - Morris (24)  L 52–54  16,273 16–11 (6–8)
2/19/11 4:30pm at Iowa Carver-Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, Iowa BTN  30 - Hardaway, Jr. (7)   8 - Morgan (9)   9 - Morris (25)  W 75–72 OT 13,835 17–11 (7–8)
2/23/11 6:30pm #12/12 Wisconsin Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan BTN  16 - Hardaway, Jr. (8)   6 - Novak (14)   4 - Morris (26)  L 52–53  11,023 17–12 (7–9)
2/26/11 4:30pm at Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, Minnesota BTN  22 - Hardaway, Jr. (9)   6 - Morgan (10)   7 - Morris (27)  W 70–63  14,625 18–12 (8–9)
3/5/11 2:00pm Michigan State Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, Michigan CBS  20 - Hardaway, Jr. (10)   6 - Morgan (11)   6 - Morris (28)  W 70–63  13,751 19–12 (9–9)
Big Ten Tournament
3/11/11 2:30pm vs. Illinois Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, Indiana
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN  17 - Morris (11)   7 - Douglass (1)   7 - Morris (29)  W 60–55  17,975 20–12
3/12/11 1:40pm vs. #1/1 Ohio State Conseco FieldhouseIndianapolis, Indiana
(Semifinals)
CBS  16 - Morris (12)   6 - Novak (15), Vogrich (1)   3 - Morris (30)  L 61–68  18,377 20–13
NCAA Tournament
3/18/11 12:40pm vs. (9) Tennessee Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte, North Carolina
(Second Round)
truTV  14 - Novak (3)   10 - Novak (16)   9 - Morris (31)  W 75–45  16,829 21–13
3/20/11 2:45pm vs. #3/3 (1) Duke Time Warner Cable ArenaCharlotte, North Carolina
(Third Round)
CBS  16 - Morris (13)   5 - Novak (17)   6 - Morris (32)  L 71–73  18,329 21–14
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches' Poll.

Schedule and results

Hardaway was one of 21 players selected to the 2011 Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America selection on March 25.[72] Following the season, Darius Morris sought the advice of the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to determine his draft prospects.[73] On May 4, Morris announced his final decision not to withdraw his name prior to the May 8 deadline and to enter the June 23, 2011 NBA Draft.[74][75][76] Morris was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 41st overall selection in the 2nd round of the 2011 NBA Draft.[77] Following the season Hardaway was invited to the June 17 — June 24, 2011 17-man tryouts for the 12-man FIBA Under-19 World Championship team by USA Basketball.[78] The 12 selected players will compete as Team USA in the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships in Latvia from June 30 — July 10, 2011.[79] He made the final roster along with two other Big Ten rivals.[80][81]

Hardaway set the Michigan freshman single-season three-point shots made record.[61] Morris set the Michigan single-season assist record with a total of 235.[65] His average of 6.71 per game led the Big Ten and Jordan Morgan led the Big Ten in field goal percentage. The team finished last in blocked shots and offensive rebounds in the conference.[71]

In the second round of the tournament, the team opposed Duke. Duke prevailed 73–71. In the game, Morris set a new Michigan single-season assist record with a total of 235.[65][66] The matchup came in the week following the media storm that erupted as a result of comments made in the ESPN films 30 for 30 documentary The Fab Five by Fab Five member and former Wolverine Jalen Rose. The controversy spread to the Washington Post where columnist Jason Reid noted that the film went out of its way to present inappropriate racial commentary when it described Duke basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski recruits as Uncle Toms.[67] Among those critical of the racial commentary was Duke player Grant Hill who was cited in an Associated Press story that ran in major national media outlets.[68] In fact, Hill blogged on The New York Times with a response.[69] Hill's response was the most emailed story in The New York Times and was shared on Facebook by nearly a 100,000 people within its first few days.[70]

Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
Single-season 200 Assist Club
Player Season Games Assists
Trey Burke 2012–13 39 260
Darius Morris 2010–11 35 235
Gary Grant 1987–88 34 234
Rumeal Robinson 1988–89 37 233

Michigan earned a #8 Seed in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament,[62] where they defeated Tennessee by a 75–45 margin in the first round. During the victory, they established two NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship records: The largest victory margin by an eight seed, and the first team to ever win a tournament game without making a free throw.[63] The game was the second largest NCAA tournament victory margin in Michigan history (surpassed by the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament victory over Virginia). It also marked the ninth straight time that John Bielien led a team victory in its first game of a postseason tournament (5 NCAA and 4 NIT).[64]

The team earned the number four seed in the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament,[56] based on the Big Ten tiebreaker.[57][58] In the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, they earned a bye in the first round as the number 4 seed. Then, in the second round, they defeated Illinois 60–55.[59] In the conference semifinals, they lost to Ohio State 68–61.[60] During the game, Hardaway set the Michigan freshman single-season three-point shots made record.[61]

Postseason

After starting the conference schedule with a 1–6 record, the team won 8 of its last 11 games including a pair of games against in-state rival Michigan State to earn its first season sweep against them in 14 years and to finish tied for fourth in the conference with a 9–9 record.[52] Following the 2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season, Darius Morris was selected as a third team All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and the media and Hardaway was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by both. Hardaway was also one of two unanimous Big Ten All-Freshman team selections by the coaches.[53][54] Morris was also a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I District 7 All‐District second team choice.[55]

In its other close contests against ranked opponents, Michigan had a second single-digit loss to #1 Ohio State on February 3 in a game where they led at the half.[40] They also had a one-point loss against #12 Wisconsin on February 23.[41] On February 3, 2011, Novak was named one of 40 Academic All-District players by CoSIDA, making him a finalist to become one of fifteen Academic All-Americans on February 22.[42] In February, Hardaway earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors three weeks in a row. On February 14, Hardaway earned his second Freshman of the week recognition for his first career double double on February 9 against Northwestern (17 points and career-high 10 rebounds)[43] and a career-high 26 points on February 12 against Indiana.[44][45] The following week, Hardaway earned a third Freshman of the week award as he became the first Michigan freshman to score thirty points in a game in eight years.[46] His thirty points came in a 75–72 February 19 overtime victory over Iowa.[47] He had also scored 10 points and added 5 assists in a 54–52 loss to Illinois.[48] On February 28, Hardaway earned his third consecutive and fourth overall Big Ten Conference Freshman of the week recognition.[49] During the week, Hardaway extended his double-digit scoring streak to eleven by posting 22 points against Minnesota on February 26 after scoring 16 against #12 Wisconsin on February 23.[49][50][51] For the week, he shot 9 for 15 on his three-point shots.[50][51]

On January 27, Morris led Michigan to its first win against Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan at the Breslin Center since 1997.[36][37] This was its only victory was against a ranked opponent as Michigan State was ranked 25 in one poll and unranked in the other on January 27.[38] On January 30 against Iowa, he had become the third Michigan Wolverines men's basketball player (following Gary Grant and Manny Harris) to record a triple double.[36][39] Morris repeated as player of the week on January 31, sharing the award with Talor Battle.[36]

In its second and third games against top 10 teams, Michigan lost to #3 Kansas in overtime on January 9,[33] and to #2 Ohio State by 4 on January 12.[34] By week 11's poll, which was released on January 17, the team's first three top 10 opponents were the top three ranked teams in the country in both national polls and accounted for all the first place votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll.[35]

On December 23, 2010, against Bryant University, the team tied its December 13, 2008 single-game school record of 16 three-point field goals made.[29] In the game, Darius Morris and Tim Hardaway, Jr. had been two of three Wolverines to make four three-point shots.[30][31] Morris had had 12 assists on his way to a double-double.[30] It was Hardaway's first 20-point game.[32] On December 27, the Big Ten Conference named Morris player of the week and Hardaway co-freshman of the week.[32]

The seniorless 2010–11 team had one win against ranked opponents in eight regular season attempts. All but one loss against a ranked opponent was by single digits. In its first game against a top 10 team, it has lost to #10 Syracuse by 3 on November 26.[24] The team had two wins over power conference opponents: Clemson and Utah.[25][26] Those two wins were part of a November and December seven-game winning streak that was the team's first since the 2006–07 team opened its season with seven wins.[27] The win against Clemson on November 30 was Michigan's first ACC-Big Ten Challenge win in five years.[25] Another one of the seven wins was on December 4 against eventual 2010–11 Ivy League men's basketball season champion Harvard who was coached by former Michigan coach Tommy Amaker.[28]

Darius Morris set the Michigan single-season assists record on his way to a third team 2010–11 All-Big Ten Conference selection
Tim Hardaway, Jr. set the Michigan freshman single-season three-point shots made record on his way to a unanimous 2010–11Big Ten Conference All-Freshman selection

Regular season

N.B. All accolades cited in the text below.

Michigan Freshman single-season three-point field goals made
  • Tim Hardaway, Jr.
Michigan single-season assists
  • Darius Morris
Michigan single-game three-point field goals made
  • Team

Records

Academic All-Conference[21][22]
  • Matt Vogrich,
Academic All-Conference[21][22]
  • Josh Bartelstein
Big Ten Field goal percentage leader
  • Jordan Morgan
Academic All-District
Academic All-Conference[21][22]
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (12-27-10, 2-14-11, 2-21-11, 2-28-11)
Big Ten All-Freshman (unanimous)
All-Big Ten (honorable mention)
Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America
Team USA FIBA U19
Big Ten Player of the Week (12-27-10, 1-31-11)
Big Ten Assists average leader
All-Big Ten (3rd team)
National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District (2nd team)
Academic All-Conference[21][22]
Team MVP[23]

Honors and awards

Accolades

In June 2010, Beilein announced that he had dismissed redshirt Junior Laval Lucas-Perry from the team.[19] In August the team took part in a four-game exhibition tour in Belgium.[20]

Offseason

Roster

The team also announced that Glenn Robinson III, son of Glenn Robinson verbally committed on September 14, 2010 as the first commitment in Michigan’s class of 2012.[17] On March 26, 2011, Michigan received its second verbal commitment of the class of 2012 from Canadian wing guard Nik Stauskas.[18]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Trey Burke
PG
Columbus, Ohio Northland High School (Ohio) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 24, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Carlton Brundidge
SG/PG
Southfield, Michigan Southfield High School (Michigan) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sep 21, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Max Bielfeldt
PF
Peoria, Illinois Notre Dame High School (Illinois) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (110 kg) Mar 25, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 87
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Michigan 2011 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  • "2011 Michigan Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  • "2011 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 

2011–12 team recruits

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jordan Dumars
SF/SG
Birmingham, Michigan Detroit Country Day School (Michigan) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 230 lb (100 kg)  
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: 127
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2009 South Florida Basketball Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  • "2010 South Florida College Basketball Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Tim Hardaway, Jr.
SG
Miami, Florida Miami Palmetto High School (Florida) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jun 29, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 93
Evan Smotrycz
SF
Reading, Massachusetts New Hampton School (New Hampshire) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Apr 9, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Colton Christian
SF
Bellevue, Washington Hargrave Military Academy (Virginia) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) May 11, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 85
Jon Horford
PF
Grand Ledge, Michigan Grand Ledge High School (Michigan) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Mar 26, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings:   ESPN: 14
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Michigan 2010 Basketball Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  • "2010 Michigan Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  • "ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  • "2010 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
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